Main Content Region

Incentive Guidelines

Transportation Program 

CSUSB offers a number of incentives to employees and students in order to make using sustainable forms of transportation even more convenient.

Transportation Program Incentives

  • If you carpool, bicycle or walk, you may be eligible to receive $1.00/day incentive, which is distributed onto your Coyote One card on a semester basis.
  • Semester Carpool Parking Sticker- carpool parking stickers are issued to state employee carpool groups at no cost. Please note: A valid parking permit and the affixed carpool sticker are both required for parking in a campus carpool space. These stickers authorize parking in premium carpool spaces located on campus. 
  • If you vanpool, bicycle or walk you are entitled to solo preferential parking twelve days per calendar year. 
  • An Emergency Ride Home service is offered to current program participants who either carpool or vanpool to campus.
  • Free online carpool matching.
  • New program participants also have the opportunity to earn an additional $2.00/day of Stater Bros. gift cards during their first three months in the program!

Contact Us and Join Today!

Transportation Program Guidelines

Transportation Services Program Summary

If saving time and money is important to you, sharing transportation to and from work could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Transportation Services has developed local programs to help employees find sustainable modes of transportation and be rewarded at the same time. Let us help you find a better way. Sustainable modes of transportation include carpooling, vanpooling, electric vehicles, bicycling, walking or taking the train or bus. Besides the money and time you personally save, you can earn rewards and incentives for participating.


Faculty, staff and student employees, who arrive to campus between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, are eligible to participate. A sustainable mode of transportation must be used (i.e., carpool, vanpool, EVC, mass transit, bicycle, walk or Metrolink).


Employees must be half time or more in an appointment that exceeds six (6) months. Emergency hires are not eligible to participate. Participants must log a minimum of two (2) days per week using a sustainable mode of transportation to earn financial incentives that month. Consideration will be given for holidays, campus closures and vacation. To qualify as a carpooler, the entire carpool group must be faculty, staff, or a student employed by CSUSB. The group must travel together between their residences and their worksites. Dropping children off at day care does not qualify.


Eligible participants must complete a Transportation Registration Form online. Incentives will be effective on the first of the following month.

  • Student Assistants must register each semester and provide Transportation Services with:
  • Completed Student Registration Form
  • Current Work and class schedule
  • Verification form signed by their current supervisor  


  • Coyote One Credits – If you carpool, bicycle or walk to work, you may be eligible to receive a $1.00 incentive per participation day credited to your Coyote One card. Incentives are distributed on a semester basis.
  • New sustainable transportation participants may also have the opportunity to earn an additional $2.00/day of Stater Bros. gift cards during their first three months in the program.
  • Carpool Parking Permit - Carpool parking permits are issued at no cost. Permits may be requested online.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – CSUSB offer level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. They are located in Lots C and N, as well as in each parking structure. For more information, please visit: Electric Vehicle Charging Information. 
  • Preferential Parking – All CSUSB registered participants can receive 24 free day passes annually. Please contact Transportation Services for details.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home – Participants are eligible for an emergency ride home. (See Guaranteed Ride Home guidelines below)
  • Carpool Match List Assistance in finding a carpool partner or joining a vanpool.
  • Great Work Perks Membership - You are eligible to receive discounts for more than 2500 merchants.


Incentives are available to eligible state employed Faculty, Staff, and Student employees who are registered in the program. Transportation Services will make random checks of corresponding Monthly Logs to evaluate the accuracy of the days recorded by participants. Should any information recorded on the Monthly Log be questionable, Transportation Services may contact the participant for further details. A case-by-case review will be conducted by the Transportation Coordinator for any suspicions of misuse. The monthly logs can be accessed on the Commuter Portal website. Incentives are distributed for the previous semester earned. Transportation Services will notify the participants by email when the incentives have been credited to their Coyote One cards. Transportation Services will periodically evaluate the redemption of the financial incentive and determine any necessary changes.


The incentives are calculated at $1.00 for each day of eligible participation. EVC incentives are the free charging stations. Non-commute days will not be calculated. Non-commute days include campus closure days, scheduled days off, sick days, vacation days, or drive-alone days. Coyote One card incentives are distributed at the end of each earning semester: January, April, July, and October.


Carpool Parking Permits are issued to state-employed staff and faculty carpool members that complete a Carpool Parking Permit Application. The permit allows them to park in designated carpool spaces but does not exempt them from any other provisions of state law or university parking policy. You must park in regular parking spaces when not carpooling.


State employed student workers may obtain a Student Carpool hangtag permit by submitting a request online with the Student Carpool Form located under “Forms” which allows them to park in designated carpool spaces, but does not exempt them from any other provisions of state law or university parking policy. You must park in regular parking spaces when not carpooling. All carpool permits must be visible alongside a valid CSUSB Parking Permit. Failure to do so may result in the issuance of a parking citation. The Transportation Program is not responsible for any parking citations received while participating in the program.


Eligible participants must complete a Transportation Registration Form and submit to Transportation Services in UH-039. Participants who bicycle or walk to work at least twice per week are eligible to receive financial incentives. Bicycle racks are located throughout the campus (see campus map).


Participation in the vanpool program is voluntary. The vans are operated by CSUSB faculty and staff. In order to begin a new vanpool group, there must be a minimum of 5 people from the same area. The hours of the van are determined by general consensus of the vanpool passengers. Participation in the vanpool program provides the following incentives:

  • $1.00 per participation day credited to your Coyote One card. Incentives are distributed on a semester basis.
  • New participants the opportunity to earn an additional $2.00/day of Stater Bros. gift cards from the county during the first three months in the vanpool.
  • Complimentary parking three (3) days per semester. Either one of the Information kiosks will issue you a special permit for those days.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home (See Guaranteed Ride Home guidelines below).


Transportation Services offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program to state-employed staff and faculty participants who carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk to work. The Guaranteed Ride Home is available to CSUSB employees registered in the Sustainable Transportation Program on the days alternate transportation is used. Contact Transportation Services to arrange a Guaranteed Ride. The Guaranteed Ride Home program is designed for emergencies only. The Guaranteed Ride Home is not for personal errands, previously planned appointments, regularly scheduled appointments, business-related travel, or planned overtime. A guaranteed ride home shall me offered twice in a calendar year. Guaranteed ride home participants shall be delivered to the destination of their choice. Only the guaranteed ride home participant may be transported. It is the goal of Transportation Services Guaranteed Ride Home Program to have emergency transportation available to the employee within 30 minutes of the initial contact. To arrange for an emergency ride home: Contact Transportation Services at x77433. Requestor must notify Transportation Services by 4 p.m. on the day of the request. Requestor will need to complete a Guaranteed Ride Home Request form provided by Transportation Services. Transportation Services will then notify the requestor what means of transportation will be provided.

Emergencies are defined as:

  • The employee becomes ill or injured while at work.
  • A member of the employee’s family becomes ill or injured while the employee is at work.
  • The employee is required by his/her supervisor to work past regular scheduled shift and did not receive prior notification.

There are three means of transportation provided:

  • Parking Services Staff
  • Transportation Services Staff
  • University-owned vehicles


Monthly logs must be completed and submitted online no later than midnight on the 5th day of the month, or incentives will be denied. If logs are not submitted for two consecutive months, you will be dis-enrolled from the program.